Brest Airport is situated in Brittany, northwest France, and only 15 minutes' drive from the centre of Brest. It is also referred to as Brest Bretagne Airport. Make sure you book your car hire in advance so you can immediately start exploring the region upon your arrival.
Things to See and Do in Brest
There are numerous interesting museums to look around, such as the Musee des Beaux-Arts, and some delicious restaurants for when you are looking to eat out.
Make sure you visit the Oceanopolis Aquarium for a great family day out. Here you can see a range of marine species from the surrounding waters and from around the world. There are also smaller pools where you can see some of the species that live in the shallows.
Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots and take an amble along the coastal paths to soak up the fantastic landscapes that surround you. Try the Promenades et Randonées circular route for a challenging but scenic walk.
Day Trips From Brest
As you have got use of a rental car, make sure you head out to explore all the diverse locations that Brittany has to offer. Take a trip to one of the many beaches that litter the shores of Brittany. Dinard, close to Saint Malo is home to the fabulous Plage de l’Ecluse which is perfect for catching some rays, followed by a tranquil stroll along the Promenade du Clair de Lune.
If you are looking to explore some beautiful historical buildings during your time here then head to Mont St Michel. Climb up the slopes to wander around the village set on a hill. The views from the top are magical and there are some great museums here detailing the area’s historical significance.